Sunday, March 17, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Into Your Arms by Abigail Strom

It has been way too long since I have had an Indie Book of the week so I decided this week I was going to start out the week with one that I thoroughly loved!

Into Your Arms by Abigail Strom!

Title: Into Your Arms
Author: Abigail Strom
Series: Book Four in the Landry Series (but can be read as a stand alone)
Published: December 14, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
Sara Minetti isn't looking for love. As a professional ballet dancer, she won't let anything get in the way of her demanding career. So when a sexy stranger moves into the apartment next door, she's sure she can ignore the sizzling chemistry between them. Nick Landry is busy with a tough political campaign and a brother who needs his help. He's only in New York for a few months, and romance is the last thing he's looking for. But he can't stop thinking about the beautiful dancer next door...or the day he caught her in her underwear. Nick and Sara are fighting a losing battle against an attraction they can't deny. The only question is, will they lose their hearts, too? Purchase Links: Amazon/B&N

About The Author:
Abigail Strom started writing stories at the age of seven and has never been able to stop. She lives in New England with her family, who are incredibly supportive of the hours she spends hunched over her computer. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at Like all writers I'm a reader, too, and that's why I'm on Goodreads. I read everything, but especially romance, YA, mystery, sci fi, and fantasy

My Thoughts and Review:
Oh my, Abigail Strom has done it again. I absolutely loved Sara and Nick's story. In fact, I am sad it is over. It has been awhile since I have loved getting to know two characters so much in a story. Where I got completely caught up in them, in their love and friendship. In their brokenness and challenges.

And even though they both were attracted to each other from the get go, I loved the slow build up to their love and relationship. I loved the friendship that developed between them and that this wasn't an insta love type of thing. I am even happy to say, there wasn't a love triangle either. Just a sweet story with a happily ever after I love.

I loved that this was told in both points of view. I love being able to get inside both character's heads and see what they are really thinking and feeling. And of course, seeing the inside of Nick's head was quite nice. I loved all of his thoughts and feelings about Sara. Most of them made me get that dopey lovey dovey look on my face (gross I know!) but I couldn't help it, he was just a really good person. A little broken yes but that made him better some how. It just worked for him. He was strong and caring and a fixer and really, he was everything Sara needed. He pushed her when she needed it and never let her be less than her best. Never let anything get in the way of her happiness.

Sara was pretty fantastic too. Not as broken as Nick but still not without issues. She was strong and brave and really a match for Nick in every way.

I love that Strom can create characters that I love and care about. I really look forward to reading more from her in the future.  

I give this one 4.5 Stars!


  1. This book looks so good :) I can't wait to read it! :) Btw great review!
    If you'd have time, come check out my blog :)

  2. The book and series sounds great. I love a book that can stand-alone in a series. :-)

    Anna @

  3. I love a slow build romance and I love getting the different POV's. Sounds fantastic!

  4. I love that they are attracted but take the time to build a friendship that is always such a sweet payoff. Great pick! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great review. This sounds like something I would really like.

  6. I love slow building romance based on friendship. This sounds wonderful! I never would have heard of this one without reading this, so thanks for sharing. Great review!

  7. OoO I missed this series and you make the characters sound wonderful. I adore getting both pov's. Sad it's over for you :(

  8. aww this sounds so sweet I love memorable characters! I have not read any of her books yet, I will have to add the first one to the list! thank you for sharing your wonderful review.

  9. Kimba and Lily, I really do hope you give them a try! :)

  10. I am so blind! I know (and like) Abigail from GoodReads, but I had no idea she writes contemporary romance! I am so glad! I'll definitely be reading the first one sooner rather than later.
    Dual POV works best in this genre for me too, especially when the voices are distinctive.
    GReat review! :)

  11. LOL Maja! I have had that happen before too. Sometimes it is hard to keep in track of every author and book you want to read. ;)